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Distinct Effects of Annexin A7 and p53 on Arachidonate Lipoxygenation in Prostate Cancer Cells Involve 5-Lipoxygenase Transcription.

Tumor suppressor function for Annexin A7 (ANXA7; 10q21) is based on cancer-prone phenotype in Anxa7(+/-) mouse and ANXA7 prognostic role in human cancers. Because ANXA7-caused liposome aggregation can be promoted by arachidonic acid (AA), we hypothesized that the phospholipid-binding tumor suppressor ANXA7 is associated with AA cascade. In a comparative study of ANXA7 versus canonical tumor suppressor p53 effects on AA lipoxygenation pathway in the p53-mutant and androgen-insensitive DU145 prostate cancer cells, both tumor suppressors altered gene expression of major 5-lipoxygenase (LOX) and 15-LOXs, including response to T helper 2 (Th2)-cytokine [ interleukin-4 ( IL-4)] and endogenous steroids (mimicked by dexamethasone). Wild-type and mutant ANXA7 distinctly affected expression of the dexamethasone-induced 15-LOX-2 (a prostate-specific endogenous tumor suppressor) as well as the IL-4-induced 15-LOX-1. On the other hand, wild-type p53 restored 5-LOX expression in DU145 to levels comparable to benign prostate epithelial cells. Using mass spectrometry of DNA affinity-enriched nuclear proteins, we detected different proteins that were bound to adjacent p53 and estrogen response elements in the 5-LOX promoter in DU145 cells introduced with ANXA7 versus p53. Sex hormone regulator 17-beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 4 was identified under p53 introduction, which induced the 5-LOX expression. Meantime, nuclear proteins bound to the same 5-LOX promoter site under introduction of ANXA7 (that was associated with the repressed 5-LOX) were identified as zinc finger proteins ZNF433 and Aiolos, pyrin domain-containing NALP10, and the p53- regulating DNA repair enzyme APEX1. Thus, ANXA7 and p53 can distinctly regulate LOX transcription that is potentially relevant to the AA-mediated cell growth control in tumor suppression. (Cancer Res 2006; 66(19): 9609-16).[1]


  1. Distinct Effects of Annexin A7 and p53 on Arachidonate Lipoxygenation in Prostate Cancer Cells Involve 5-Lipoxygenase Transcription. Torosyan, Y., Dobi, A., Naga, S., Mezhevaya, K., Glasman, M., Norris, C., Jiang, G., Mueller, G., Pollard, H., Srivastava, M. Cancer Res. (2006) [Pubmed]
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